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Apple Continues To Lead As The Global Tablet Market

Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of nearly 25 per cent compared to a year ago

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Apple continued to lead as the global tablet market declined 8.6 per cent during the third quarter of 2018 as shipments fell to 36.4 million, the International Data Corporation (IDC) reported.

Samsung maintained its position as the second leading tablet manufacturer and Amazon.com became the third largest tablet manufacturer in the third quarter, said the IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker on Friday.

Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 31.6 million units, down 7.9 per cent from the previous year.

Detachable tablets also declined, down 13.1 per cent from the previous year, to account for 4.8 million unit shipments.

“The detachable market has failed to see growth in 2018, a worrying trend that has plagued the category off and on since the end of 2016,” said Lauren Guenveur, Senior Research Analyst for IDC’s Tablet team.

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An Apple store in Woodbridge, Virginia. (VOA)

With 26.6 per cent, Apple continued to lead the tablet market with nearly double the shipments of its nearest competitor.

The refreshed $329 iPad with Pencil support that launched in late March continued to drive volume.

Samsung’s detachable portfolio grew modestly, however that growth was outweighed by continued declines in the slate category. The company registered 14.6 per cent market share globally.

Huawei at fourth spot was the only company among the top 5 to deliver year-over-year tablet shipments growth in 3Q 2018.

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Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of nearly 25 per cent compared to a year ago.

“The tablet market is more like the traditional PC market than ever before,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Research Analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. (IANS)

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Apple Launches Fitness Apps on Apple Watch Series 4 For Marathon Season

The marathon season begins with the "Mumbai Marathon" that is scheduled for January 20

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Apple watch series 4.

Aiming to serve fitness enthusiasts better as “Mumbai Marathon 2019” inches closer, Apple has recommended some advanced activity, communications and health-tracking apps in its “Watch Series 4” to train people keeping a record of their resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathing sessions.

Activity competitions would allow users to challenge other ‘Apple Watch’ wearers, track active calories burned and exercise minutes earned.

Apple has recommended several apps on iPhone and Watch Series 4 apps to monitor people’s indoor and outdoor activities, along with pace alerts and automatic workout detection features.

Some of the apps include — “Strava – Run, Ride, Swim” app, “Streaks Workout” app, “Seven – 7 Minute Workout” app and “8fit Workouts and Meal Planner” app — among the others.

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Try these fitness apps on Apple Watch Series 4 for marathon season. Flickr Commons

While the “Strava” app allows users to track and analyse key statistics like distance, pace, speed and elevation, the “Streaks Workout” app helps users customise their exercises.

“Seven – 7 Minute Workout” and “8fit Workouts and Meal Planner” apps provide workout and meal plans recommended by nutrition experts.

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Other apps like “WaterMinder”, “Asana Rebel”, “Runkeeper” and “Breathe” to maintain users’ water intake and track their yoga, running and breathing activities.

The marathon season begins with the “Mumbai Marathon” that is scheduled for January 20.  (IANS)